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The Original Curse by Sean Deveney
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This is a very good account of the 1918 baseball season and the unique circumstances - namely, WWI - that consistently threatened it, since most baseball players were constantly being drafted and called up. Although the US involvement in WWI wasn't v ...more
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Jews And Baseball by Burton A. Boxerman
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That sports-pamphlet AIRPLANE! joke is a lie =)

This book excels mostly when connecting Jews in baseball (whether as players, owners, writers, or otherwise involved) with the Jewish experience in America at the similar time.
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The Fear by Peter Godwin
The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
by Peter Godwin (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Stunning, haunting, tragic. This isn't just an academic or top-down look at the chaos that Robert Mugabe has caused, but how a paranoid dictator and his henchman can destroy everything that was once good about a country. Zimbabwe should be one of the ...more
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On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House
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A pretty good overview of Saudi society and some of the biggest problems it faces - the current generation of crown princes (which passes brother-to-brother instead of father-to-son) are all aged, there are almost no escape valves for disaffected you ...more
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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The Impossible State by Victor D. Cha
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An excellent, accessible overview of the biggest issues facing both North Korea and the five nations most affected by its policies: China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the U.S. It looks at the most pressing issues: the failed economy, the military ...more
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El Narco by Ioan Grillo
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A very good, very comprehensive despite its short length, account of the drug war in Mexico. I think sometimes Grillo's writing gets the best of him - a New York accent does not have a twang (I have lived in or near New York for much of my life).

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A History of Japan by R.H.P. Mason
A History of Japan
by R.H.P. Mason
read in January, 2015
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Good overview but a little dated, the mid-90s are now twenty years old. Would be interesting to see the authors' take on the Japanese recession and the Fukushima disaster and Shinzo Abe's very nationalist policies.
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Ninja by John Man
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A quick, fun read about the history of ninjas, and the complementary history of Japan.
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